Here’s What’s Happening at St. Peter’s

Lenten Prayer

The Net Worker – Lent 2018 Issue

Daily Mass
M-F – 8:00 and 11:30 AM

Stations of the Cross
Every Friday through March 23 – 7:30 PM
Good Friday – March 30 – 12 Noon

Stations of the Cross with Children
Wednesday, March 28 – 3:30 PM

Lenten Evenings of Peace and Friendship
Tuesday, February 20
Tuesday, February 27
Tuesday, March 6
Tuesday, March 13
Tuesday, March 20
7:30 PM in the Chapel

Taize Prayer Service
Wednesday Evenings – 7:30 PM – Church
February 28, March 7, 14, 21
Good Friday, March 30 – 7:30 PM – Church

Evening Prayer
Thursdays, 7:30 PM  in the Chapel
March 1- March 8 – March 15

Solemn Evening Prayer with
7:30 PM  in the Chapel
Thursday, February 22
Thursday, March 22

Every Saturday in the Church
11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Parish Lenten Reconciliation Service
  Monday, March 12, 7:30 PM
at St. Peter’s

Women’s Cornerstone
Friday, March 9 – Saturday, March 10

Men’s Cornerstone
Friday, March 23 – Saturday, March 24

Food Drive

We will be conducting a parish Food Drive to benefit the Center for Food Action the weekend of March 3 and 4. Please bring donations to the Gathering Space any time up until 2:00 PM on Sunday.

All nutritious food will be gratefully accepted, but especially needed are canned meats and tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, soups, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, tomato sauce, canned and dried beans, rice and baby food. Also: paper goods, personal hygiene products and diapers. Thanks for your help!


St. Martin’s Kitchen
Needs Help

Saturday, March 10: All who wish to participate are invited to join us. We will assemble in the parking lot at 9:30 a.m. and return to River Edge by 2:30 p.m. In order to ensure that we will have enough volunteers, we would ask that all who intend to go call Ed Bowen at 201-599-3112. Your generous response is appreciated.

Lenten Evenings of
Peace and Friendship

What did God give up for LENT? … Himself. ​

Lent invites us to a time of prayer, reflection and conversation, to see ourselves, one another, and our world through the eyes of our merciful God.

Lenten Evenings of Peace & Friendship:
Tuesdays, 7:30 PM – in the Chapel
February 20
March 6

Come as often as you wish. There’s no commitment and nothing to join. We hope you’ll consider making this Lenten journey with us. .

Please RSVP below to let us know you are coming so we can prepare. Sign up for as many dates as you would like at one time, or sign up each week as you know your schedule:


I will attend on (check all that apply):

Tuesday, 2/20

Tuesday, 2/27

Tuesday, 3/6

Tuesday, 3/13

Tuesday, 3/20

2018 – Tuesdays:
Jan. 9

Feb. 13

Lenten Gatherings (Chapel)
Feb. 20
Feb. 27
Mar. 6
Mar. 13
Mar. 20

Apr. 10

May 8
June 12


St. Peter’s Support Group
April Trip: Norfolk/Williamsburg

St. Peter’s Singles Support Group Upcoming Trip Information:

Trip Spotlight – Norfolk/Williamsburg: St. Peter’s Support Group invites you to a four day weekend “around the world”. Join us for April’s trip to an International Festival in Virginia, filled with marching bands, international foods, cultural dances and MUCH MORE!

Check their website for details on additional trips to the Philadelphia Flower Show, British Isles/Paris, Mackinac Island and Mystic, Foxwoods and the Newport Mansions.

Call Kathy Marshall at 973-246-6148 or email her at for any questions and reservations.

Weekend Snack Pack
Program for Kids

Cornerstone Team XIV is continuing to collect donations for the many children who receive free or reduced price school meals. Please bring your food donations to the Gathering Space on Saturday evening, Feb. 24, or up to 2:00pm on Sunday, Feb. 25. Monetary donations and Shop-Rite gift cards are appreciated. Thank you for your generous support.

Lenten Action
for Dreamers

Call-in Day to Congress on Monday, February 26, 2018!

Cardinal Tobin and Fr. Mike are calling on us Catholics to join in a national “Call-In Day” to Congress on Monday, February 26, 2018 to spur our federal representatives to support a legislative solution for Dreamers before the March 5 deadline that President Trump has set for ending the executive branch protection called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” – also known as DACA.   More information:



Evening Prayer
Lenten Schedule

Evening Prayer
Thursdays, 7:30 PM  in the Chapel
March 1
March 8
March 15

Solemn Evening Prayer with
7:30 PM  in the Chapel
Thursday, March 22

Christ Through Cornerstone
Registration Information

Did you ever wish you could stop the world for a day, catch your breath and have a chance to reflect on what’s really important in your life? Cornerstone will provide just that … the opportunity to strengthen your faith, come closer to Christ, and grow in a Christian community.

Fellow parishioners have been meeting over the past 9 months to bring this important ministry back to our parish. The Cornerstone weekend is a 27 hour experience. The weekend will begin on Friday evening at 6:00 and will end on Saturday evening at 9:00. All you need to bring is an open mind and a willing heart.

Women’s Cornerstone Weekend:
March 9-10

Men’s Cornerstone Weekend:
March 23-24

To register, fill out a brochure (also found in the Gathering Space), or register conveniently online:

Women (March 9-10)
Men (March 23-24)

For information contact:

Women’s weekend – Joan Kristan:

Men’s weekend – John Flanagan:

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the latest .doc file containing
the current list of names:

Team and Candidates 2018

Last update: 02/22/18 – 7:53 PM
Please check back for additional updates.

Past Cornerstone team and candidates can sign up to help at the Women’s and Men’s 2018 Cornerstone weekends at the following links:

Martha Schedule

Simon Schedule

You can also sign up for the Women’s Cornerstone Prayer Vigil at the following link:

Women’s Cornerstone Prayer Vigil

Teen Mass
and Schedule

Sunday, March 11
6:00 PM in the Church

There will be a Teen Mass celebrated at St. Peters at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, which will feature members of the Youth Group performing all liturgical duties and performing the music live.  The Youth Group invites all teenagers to come and be part of this worship celebration.

Mark your calendars:

Teen Mass Schedule
(Second Sunday of the Month unless noted):
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 6 (1st Sunday)
June 11


Statue of Mary

Praying with Mary (Cover Letter)

A statue of Mary is available every week for praying at home.  Pick up the statue at the rectory on Sunday (between 9:00 and 12:00) to pray with Mary throughout the week, and return it the following Sunday.







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Mass Schedule

On the Lord’s Day
5:30 PM

8:00, 9:30 and11:00 AM, 12:30 PM

A Senior Citizen Bus
runs for the 11:00 AM Mass

Monday to Friday:
8:00 and 11:30 AM

Saturday Morning:
9:00 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
7:30 PM Vigil (evening before)
8:00 and 11:30 AM
on Holy Day

Sacrament of

11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

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Outside St. Peter’s

40 Days for Life: Feb.14-March 25

Would you like to do something to help unborn babies and put an end to abortion? Take a leap of faith and get involved with 40 Days for Life! Please consider giving one hour a week during Lent to stand in a peaceful vigil across from Women’s Choice Abortion Clinic, 10 Zabriskie St. Hackensack on the days that they perform abortions – Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between the hours of 7am and 2pm. Your presence will definitely make a difference and maybe save someone’s life! For more information or to sign up, contact: Margaret at 201-805-0937

Informational Flyer (pdf)

St. Francis Gift Shop Is Closing

St. Francis Gift Shop

The Franciscan Gift Shop, 253 Knickerbocker Rd, Tenafly, will be closing its doors in mid-March after over 50 years of serving the people of the surrounding towns. Starting Thursday, February 1, there will be a giant going-out-of-business sale. Everything will be reduced 50%-80% off. All religious statues, rosaries, medals, chains and jewelry will be on sale. Also, a good selection of gift items: Belleek, Waterford, wedding, baby, books, paintings, pictures and Irish gift items will be on sale. We have a large selection of communion and confirmation items. Come early for best bargains.

Thursday-Friday-Saturday until Mid-March
10 AM to 3 PM.
Call 201-568-0478 for info.



Police Reserves Needs Volunteers

Volunteers Needed to Join the River Edge Police Reserves

Make a difference; give us your time and talent!

The River Edge Police Department is currently seeking volunteers to join their dedicated team of Police Reserve officers.  The Police Reserves are civilian volunteers trained to support and contribute to the overall safety and protection of the community.  The Reserve force provides the department with extra manpower on a regular basis that can be deployed quickly for critical incidents and other emergency situations that require more officers than would otherwise be available.

Applications to become an Officer in the River Edge Police Reserves are accepted year round and can be picked up in person at the River Edge Police Department Headquarters.

Knights of Columbus Membership

The Knights of Columbus are inviting all Catholic gentlemen over the age of 18 to join our organization for promoting our guiding principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The River Edge Knights serve the Parish of Saint Peters the Apostle and local community by volunteering their time and treasure in assisting the poor, disabled and disenfranchised, as well as programs for supporting our youth. Please contact Bob Garcia on: 201-262-7766, or via Email:, or on our website: for more information. We look forward to welcoming you!

LIONS Needed!

The River Edge Lions Club is in need of some new members due to a recent drop in enrollment (retirement, relocation, other obligations).  The Club does much to help the visually impaired, families in need, schools, scouts, recreation, and other community organizations as well as national and international causes.  “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.”  Please join in helping others.  The Lions meet at the River Edge Diner on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of September through June.  Please call Lorraine or Mike Blake at 201-967-1289 for more information.

Bergen Volunteers Needed

The Bergen Volunteer Center turns caring into meaningful action by engaging volunteers to meet community needs. We can provide your members with information about a multitude of choices for a rewarding volunteer experience.  Individual volunteer opportunities, group projects, family-friendly volunteering, student or school volunteer ideas—The Volunteer Center can help in choosing an activity that is a good match for a person’s talents, interests and availability. Our website ( lists hundreds of volunteer opportunities in and around Bergen County.

Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors

The Pastoral Care Department of Hackensack University Medical Center is in great need of Eucharistic Ministers/Pastoral Visitors to bring Holy Communion and visit our patients. If you feel called to this wonderful ministry, to bring Jesus and your own presence into the rooms of the sick, please contact Rev. David Armstrong – Director, Pastoral Care, Hackensack University Medical Center, 30 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601 – 551-996-2345.

Request for Hospice Volunteers

Life Source Hospice is seeking volunteers to be part of our elderly patients’ end-of-life care. Volunteers serve as friendly bedside visitors to patients throughout Bergen County and provide them with much appreciated companionship by sitting, listening and praying with them. Volunteers also provide support to family members.

Volunteers determine their own schedules and can visit patients during the daytime hours during the week and weekends. Most volunteers donate 2 hours a week of their time for a minimum of one year. Volunteers receive ongoing hospice training and support by experienced hospice professionals.

For more information, please contact Life Source Hospice at #201-967-4313 or

Birthright: Help for New Moms Needed

Birthright of Bergen County, a crisis pregnancy center dedicated to encouraging and helping women choose life for their babies, is in need of volunteers to share their time and love for God’s miracle of life. Birthright provides community resources, clothes, diapers and financial help to women. Volunteers are needed in the office at 19 W Pleasant Ave, Maywood to greet, help and support mothers-to-be that come in or call in. If you have time and would like to volunteer, please call Mary Pat or Barbara at 201-845-4646.

Catholic Chaplaincy Volunteers Needed

The Catholic Chaplaincy at Bergen Regional Medical Center, Paramus, needs volunteers to: transport long-term residents to and from hospital Masses, to be friendly visitors to those confined to bed or wheelchairs, and to set up and take down altar items for hospital Masses on Saturdays (3:30 PM) and Sundays (11:15 AM). If you are 18 years of age or older and wish to volunteer, please contact Fr. Edito Gamallo at 201-414-0522 or Fr. John Quill at 201-421-0009 for more information. God will reward you for your kindness.

St. Peter Academy News

Adopt-A-Student Fund

Give the Gift of a Catholic Education

A Catholic education is a powerful tool for any child’s future, but for some children it is not financially within reach of their family. This is where the parishioners of St. Peter’s Church can give the opportunity of Catholic schooling to a child at St. Peter Academy by making a donation to our school’s Adopt-a-Student Fund. Any donation, big or small, can make a tremendous difference in a child’s life. Please make checks out to St. Peter Academy – Adopt a Student Fund and mail to the school at 431 Fifth Avenue, River Edge, NJ 07661.


The Seniors of St. Peter's

For Ages 55+
2nd Sunday of the Month
After the 11:00 AM Mass
In the Parish Center

St. Peter's Youth Group

Every Sunday, 7:00 PM in the Youth Room

St. Peter's MoMS Group

MoMS Group
(Ministry of Mothers Sharing)

Weekly on Thursdays
September to June
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Casazza Center (in the Rectory)

All are welcome!

St. Peter's Singles Support Group

St. Peter’s Support Group for Separated, Divorced, Single and Widowed Adults
1st and 3rd Thursdays / month
7:30 PM
St. Peter Academy Meeting Room

All are welcome!

In addition to meetings and giving support when needed, we also travel both locally and internationally and socialize with activities during the week and weekends.
For more information and upcoming events, visit:

Parents Support Group

Support Group for Parents
Grieving the Death of a Child
Third Monday of each month
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Rectory
No preregistration and no fee

Project Linus

Crocheters and knitters meet weekly on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:00 January through early June in the Casazza Center which is in the basement of the rectory. We make afghans, which are donated through the local chapter of Project Linus to sick and needy babies. All who are interested are welcome.

Any question, email:

St. Peter's Quilters

The quilters meet weekly in the Parish Center on Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Fall and Spring (announced in the bulletin). All are welcome. We will find a job for everyone and will teach you our skills. The finished quilts are donated to the homeless teens at Covenant House in Newark. For more info call Marge Haggerty 201-262-0389 or email